Other recent blog entries
29 Oct 2019 | Blog
With the recent invasion of Turkey into Northern Syria, Caritas Australia is reflecting on its work in the region after almost a decade of conflict. Since the escalation of violence in Syria in March 2011, 5 million Syrians have been displaced from the country and 6 million are internally displaced. With more than 13 million people in need of assistance, the conflict has caused untold suffering for Syrian men, women and children.
Tags: Lebanon, Jordan, conflict, Peacebuilding, Refugees | No comments
7 Aug 2019 | Blog
As of December 2018, the Syrian Conflict has displaced over five million individuals, with an estimated 1.5 million having been displaced into Lebanon. Over the last two years, the Caritas Protection Program in Lebanon has become a critical initiative towards meeting the protection needs of 900 women and children displaced by the violence.
Tags: women, Lebanon, Syria | No comments
29 Jun 2016 | Blog | Refugees | Emergency Relief | Middle East
The Oaktree shelter reopened recently after refurbishment work to ensure it is a comfortable, safe and welcoming place for women and their children.
Tags: humanitarian relief, middle east, Lebanon, development | No comments
19 Jun 2016 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Middle East
Caritas Australia has been deeply committed, in these five years, to supporting our sisters and brothers living in vulnerable circumstances in Syria, and as refugees in other countries.
Tags: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria Crisis Appeal, Syria, Refugees | No comments
29 Jan 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Last October, Suzy McIntyre travelled to Lebanon to visit Syrian refugees who have been facing a number of struggles after being displaced by the 4 year war. Now, these same refugees face another challenge – freezing weather conditions.
Tags: Syria, Lebanon, winter, Refugees | No comments
19 Dec 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
A creative program in Lebanon and Syria delivered by the Caritas network in partnership with No Strings International, is using puppets and film to build hope and turn the lives of children around.
Tags: Syria, Lebanon, trauma, Refugees | No comments
7 Jul 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
"I cannot see a family in need and not open my arms and my heart to them. If I have nothing material to give them, I am still here and able to give them love. The most important thing is to share love.” - Sister Micheline
That’s the kind of thinking that has motivated Sister Micheline to open her arms and her heart to help care for Syrian children affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Tags: Lebanon, Syrian refugee, emergency response | No comments
14 Jan 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Late last year, Madeline Baker from Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergency Response team travelled to Lebanon to see how Caritas’ support is assisting Syrian refugees. In this third blog by Madeline, she says that the spirit of the youth and young people she met is astounding.
Tags: young people, Lebanon, Syrian refugees, volunteers, ecumenism | No comments
5 Dec 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Earlier this year, Caritas Australia's Madeline Baker travelled to Lebanon to see how Caritas’ support is assisting Syrian refugees. Her visit to a Caritas Lebanon refugee centre helped her to realise how great the need is for continued support.
Tags: Lebanon, Syrian refugees | No comments
1 Nov 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Zahaya is a 21 year old Syrian woman who has fled to a refugee settlement in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Sitting in her tent in the camp, she talks about her family and life in Syria that was so recent - just a year or so ago - that might as well have been another lifetime.
Tags: Lebanon, Syrian refugee, refugee | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe